Music - Handel 'And The Glory of The Lord'

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In what year was 'Messiah' composed?
1741
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Which chorus of 'Messiah' is 'And The Glory of The Lord'?
The first chorus
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What is the orchestral introduction that opens the piece called?
A Ritornello
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How many motifs is the piece based on?
Four
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What is the choir made up of?
Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses
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Which group sings the first motif and in what key?
Altos in A Major
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Which group sings the second motif and how is it described?
Tenors and a descending sequence and melisma
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Which group sings motif three?
Altos
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Which group sing motif four and how does it sound?
Tenors, Basses and it sounds solemn
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What is the metre?
3/4
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What is the tempo?
Allegro until towards the end when there is a general pause and three bars in Adagio
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What is a hemiola?
A rhythmic device in which two bars of 3/4 sound like three bars of 2/4
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What cadence does the piece end in?
A Plagal Cadence
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How can the harmony be described?
Diatonic
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What keys are the piece in?
A major but modulates to the dominant (E major) and the supertonic (B major)
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What technique is used in Bar 17?
Imitation
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Describe the texture?
Most of the piece alternates between homophonic and contrapuntal. There is also a very short monophonic passage in bars 108-109
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How can the word setting be described?
A mixture of syllabic and melismatic
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Which chorus of 'Messiah' is 'And The Glory of The Lord'?

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The first chorus

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How many motifs is the piece based on?

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